The Dream and the Cave Allegory in the Work of Novalis Henry of Ofterdingen
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2016, Pages: 98-103
Received: Oct. 31, 2016; Accepted: Nov. 15, 2016; Published: Dec. 16, 2016
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Anastasia Chournazidi, Department of German, Faculty of Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
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The subject of this article is the novel Henry of Ofterdingen of the romantic poet Novalis and the allegorical aspects of the dream and the cave, according to the interpretation of the philosopher and cultural critic Walter Benjamin. In Novalis’ work, we come across the figure of a traveler and his journey away from daily concerns/ preoccupations. The hero bears the name of a legendary and historical figure of the German Middle Ages, the great poet and Minnesinger Henry of Ofterdingen, indicating the author's wish to combine past, legendary or actual facts with current and future ones.
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Dream, Memory, Allegory, Cave, Clean Language
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Anastasia Chournazidi, The Dream and the Cave Allegory in the Work of Novalis Henry of Ofterdingen, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Vol. 4, No. 6, 2016, pp. 98-103. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20160406.12
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